With comedy venues currently closed, Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club – a Hotsauce TV Production – will showcase the new talents performing in a recreation of the vibe and atmosphere of a small comedy venue, all filmed within Covid guidelines.
The show will launch on ITV later this year.
Each 30 minute episode will see four new faces perform their set while more established names will get the opportunity to try out new material.
Ross commented: “Apart from the excuse to wear make-up, my favourite part of this job has always been giving exciting new talent a platform to show off their skills. The excitement and joy in seeing a new face come out and deliver memorable comedy is a wonderful feeling, and we want to make sure as many people as possible get to experience it. There’s so much incredible comedy talent around at the moment with all too few opportunities to do what they do best. I’m very much looking forward to giving these acts the exposure they deserve, having a good laugh and finally leaving my front room.”
ITV Head of Entertainment Commissioning, Katie Rawcliffe, added:“It is great to be working with Jonathan on a new project. Other than Jonathan, part of the appeal for this format is it’s a fantastic vehicle for finding and growing the new comedy talent of the future.”